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Dieback and Canker of Camellia
Austin Hagan, Jacqueline Mullen
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Publication Date: 07/10/2004

The disease anthracnose, also known as dieback and canker, is caused by the fungus Glomerella cingulata. It will severely damage and often kill camellias. Although widely recognized as a damaging disease in landscape plantings of all camellia taxa, dieback and canker has become increasingly common in container grown sasanqua camellia. Cultivars of sasanqua camellia and C. reticulata are more susceptible to this disease than are those of the common camellia.